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Byline: Martin Ssebuyira
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has rescued a two-month-old male baby elephant abandoned at Hamukungu Island on Lake George, near Katungulu trading centre in Kasese District.
The elephant named Charles Hamukungu after the fisherman who picked it and the island it was rescued from, was left behind by an elephant family from Queen Elizabeth National Park after fracturing its leg.
"He carried it in the boat to Hamukungu landing site and we called UWA rangers who carried it to UWA ranger post at Katungulu where they have been looking after it for two months," Mr Alex Egawu, an animal caretaker, who has looked after the elephant at …